anchorage-dependent cell

anchorage-dependent cell

[¦aŋ·kə‚rij di¦pen·dənt ′sel]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cell that grows, survives, or maintains function only when attached to an inert surface, such as glass or plastic.
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Intracellular reactive oxygen species activate Src tyrosine kinase during cell adhesion and anchorage-dependent cell growth.
Microcarrier culture introduces new possibilities allows practical high-yield culture of anchorage-dependent cell.
The cytodex, which not only provide possibilities for anchorage-dependent cells but also for cells growing suspension, can be used in homogeneous spinner bioreactors.
Serum-free media (SFM) was first used in mammalian cell culture by Ham in 1965; much of the early work involved anchorage-dependent cell lines.
For the purposes of cell encapsulation, ECM analogues provide the framework necessary to promote anchorage-dependent cell adhesion and growth and to prevent excess aggregation and consequent necrotic core formation.